Boone County senior residents receive first COVID vaccines

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Charles Culp receives a COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 12 from Dorthy Boersma, a retired doctor volunteering at the Boone County Health Dept.’s vaccination clinic. (Photo by Jarred Meeks)

The BCHD began vaccinating county residents who are 80 and older Jan. 12. Lisa Younts, the department’s administrator and director of nursing and vital records, said the department staffed the clinic entirely with volunteers. The department started the day with 600 doses of Moderna’s vaccine. She said additional shipments are expected every Monday and that clinic hours will remain fluid until the department knows how many doses it will receive each week.

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From left, Don Schafer, a volunteer, Tom Ryan, the BCHD emergency preparedness coordinator, and Mark Nagy, another volunteer, check in county residents at the department’s vaccine clinic in the Witham Centennial Hall North at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1300 E 100 S., Lebanon. (Photo by Jarred Meeks)